IC 1805 is a large emission type nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. Commonly known as the “Heart Nebula” because of its shape,  the nebula is a distance of approximately 7500 light years from the Earth.  The stellar clouds are formed by stellar winds and radiation generated by the cluster of “newborn” stars in the center of the nebula.

Camera: QSI 683wsg-8 with Astronomik narrowband filters.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106

Mount: Meade Lx-200GPS

Total exposure time was 9 hours through Hydrogen-Alpha, O3 and S2 narrowband filters mapped to green, blue and red respectively.

Image data acquired over several evenings during the week of January 19,2015


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IC 1805 in  Cassiopeia

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